Edward Caswell-Chen

Edward Caswell-Chen

Position Title
Chair, Undergraduate Council


Bio
Biography
Appointment 1989: Assistant Professor, UC Davis
Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Hawaii, 1985-1989
Ph.D. - University of California, Riverside, 1985, Plant Pathology
M.S. - Michigan State University, 1982, Botany & Plant Pathology
B.S. - Michigan State University, 1979, Botany & Plant Pathology
 
Lab Website
Prof. Caswell-Chen Laboratory Homepage
 
Teaching Disciplines
Introduction to Nematology (NEM 110)
Animal Biology (ABI 50B)
Ecology of Parasitic Nematodes (NEM 203)
Concepts and Systems of Plant Protection and Pest Management (IPM 201)
 
Research
My research interests are in integrated pest management and ecology of nematodes in agroecosystems. The research in my laboratory is focused on plant-parasitic nematode management, especially with respect to alternative management strategies as supplements to rotations and nematicide applications for use in sustainable agricultural production systems. We also conduct research on the ecology of aging in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. This research involves a demographic approach to aging, including investigating the natural ecology of the nematode, and how its life history features are reflective of its ecology.
 
Graduate Group Affiliations:
Ecology, Plant Protection & Pest Management
 
Current Major Advisor for:
Graduate Group in Ecology, Graduate Group in Plant Protection & Pest Management